18 Killed in Baghdad Blasts

Green Zone entrance, bus carrying female government workers both hit
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Nov 24, 2008 4:47 AM CST
Iraqi men chant slogans during a demonstration in support of a US-Iraqi security pact in central Baghdad yesterday.   (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
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(Newser) – A female suicide bomber killed at least five people at the entrance of Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone, and a second bomb killed 13 women traveling on a bus to their government jobs, reports Al Jazeera. The attacks came as Iraqi legislators prepare to vote this week on a security agreement with the US allowing American troops to remain in Iraq for up to three more years.